The Arizona Wildcat (1939)

In 1870 Arizona Jane helps her foster-father ex-bandit (Carrillo) who has been accused of gold robbery.


Herbert I. Leeds


Barry Trivers (screenplay), Jerome Cady (screenplay) (as Jerry Cady) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Jane Withers ... Mary Jane Patterson
Leo Carrillo ... Manuel Hernandez
Pauline Moore ... Caroline Reed
William Henry ... Donald Clark
Henry Wilcoxon ... Richard Baldwin
Douglas Fowley ... Rufe Galloway
Etienne Girardot ... Judge White
Harry Woods ... Ross Harper
Rosita Harlan Rosita Harlan ... Margarita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon


Mary Jane Patterson finds an old poster in the attic offering a reward for the capture of bandit "El Gato", whom she recognizes as Manuel Hernandez, her adopted father. He jokingly tells her that the members of his band, which robbed from the rich to give to the poor, ar now all respected citizens in their town of Mineville, Arizona. Donald Clark (William Henry), a stranger, recognizes the crooked town-Sheriff Richard Baldwin (Henry Wilcoxin) as the man he is hunting as the murdered of his father, but is outdrawn and shot by the sheriff. The wounded Clark escapes and makes his way to Manuel's house, where a group is entertaining schoolteacher Caroline Reid (Pauline Moore.) The sheriff and his men capture Clark, but Mary Jane mounts a horse and gallops away, and throws a rock through the windows of each member of El Gato's band with a message reading: "Be prepared---We Ride Again. El Gato." And also a note into the sheriff's office warning him that El Gato will ride again unless Clark ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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JANE BRINGS LAW AND ORDER TO THE WEST - THE WITHERS BRAND? (Original poster-all caps) See more »


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

11 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Gato See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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